Interlibrary Loans


NEW  If you have searched Omni and you can't find what your need, try our blank request form to get an item from another library.

Request using the Blank Request Form

  • Select Blank Request Form and log in with your NetID
  • Complete the form selecting either Book, Book plus I need a specific chapter or pages, or Article.
  • ISBN or ISSN is a required field. If this is not known, idicate with unknown in the this field.
  • For articles if the PMID or DOI is known, enter them in the correct field and select Auto fill.
  • Select the Pickup Institution and Pickup Location. This will be used to deliver a physical item. If you are requesting an article or a book chapter, it will be sent to as a PDF to your Queens email.


You can continue to use RACER which allows you to submit requests for material from other institutions.

Login to RACER


  • Current Queen's University Students, Faculty, Staff, and Retired Faculty.
  • Direct Borrowers, Alumni, or Community Members (including Ontario Teachers) are not eligible for interlibrary loans at this time.

First-time users

User ID: 14-digit barcode on Queen’s card

Password: last name all lowercase

Your Library: Queen's

Due to the pandemic many users have not received their student card with a barcode. To log into Racer with no barcode, use your NetID as User ID. The password will remain last name all in lowercase.

To create a request

  • Log into RACER.
  • From the drop down menu, choose 'Queens' as your location.
  • Edit your profile (first time only) to select the catalogues you wish to search.
  • Click on Standard Search or Advanced Search (left side bar) to begin your search for the find the item you want.
  • To expedite your request, when searching include the ISSN/ISBN in the search field.
  • Can't find what you are looking for? Fill out the Blank Request Form as completely as possible and we will do the rest.
  • You can track your request by logging into your RACER Account.


Generally, there is no charge for this service. If any charges arise, you will be contacted by the interlibrary loans department prior to your request being processed.

Loan periods

Loans from OCUL (Ontario excluding U of T), BCI (Quebec), CAUL (Atlantic Provinces) and COPPUL (Prairies and Western Canada) have a 6 week loan period with possilbe renewal of an additional 6 weeks.

Due dates and any special instructions are noted on the attached book bank. Please do not remove this band.

Renewal, fines and lost books

Renewals are the discretion of the lending Library.

Fines and or suspension of Interlibrary Loan privileges could be applicable if items are not returned by the due date.

Lost or Damaged Materials will result in a replacement and processing fee charged to the patrons library account.

Need more help?

Interlibrary Loans FAQ's

For more detailed instruction on how to use RACER, please see the Using RACER guide from Scholar's Portal.

Contact information

Stauffer Library Interlibrary Loans (Includes requests for Art, Engineering & Science, Health Sciences, Law, Special Collections and Music)

Phone: 613-533-2526

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